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Amy Campbell

Amy Campbell
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06/08/2012

Mastering the Self-Storage Management Software Learning Curve

Technology plays a huge role in the self-storage industry. Not only has it changed the way self-storage operators market their facilities, it’s also altered the way they operate them. Few facilities now run without some kind of management-software program. And today’s programs offer so much more than just a way to take payments or lease a unit.
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05/30/2012

And You Think Filing This Year’s Taxes Was Hard: Self-Storage Operators Face New Challenges in 2013

Just a word of caution about what could happen on Jan. 1, 2013. Unless our dysfunctional Congress gets its act together, average American families are headed toward a sweeping tax increase estimated at $3,800 next year. This could have serious consequences for the self-storage industry.
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05/24/2012

Protecting Your Self-Storage Business: A Full-Time Job

There are many facets to protecting a self-storage business. In addition to hiring top employees to ensure daily operations are successful, self-storage owners also need to consider the security of their site, maintenance of buildings and components, have the right insurance coverages, and shield the business—and themselves—from litigation.
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05/23/2012

Crazy Tuesday Is Coming! Is Your Self-Storage Facility Prepared?

The day after Memorial Day has been dubbed “Crazy Tuesday” in the self-storage industry. Here are some things self-storage operators can do to get ready.
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05/16/2012

Don’t Limit Yourself: A Lesson for Self-Storage Operators on Pushing Boundaries

As a manager, business owner and entrepreneur, I’m constantly looking for interesting things to read and new ways to motivate my self-storage team. Here are just a few examples of people and companies that have inspired me to push past my own limits and help my employees do so as well.
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05/10/2012

5 Tips for Launching a Creative Marketing Campaign

Every marketing campaign has the potential to be great—or fail miserably. For self-storage operators, finding new ways to say, “store here” is daunting, to say the least. Here are five questions  operators should ask themselves when creating a marketing campaign.
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05/08/2012

The Importance of Having a Trainer for Your Self-Storage Company

Every self-storage company has a structure in place. Within this well-managed and intricate structure, there should be someone in charge of the training process. Why is a person like this so important? ...
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